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Philips VR540 video cylinder motor slowly go round. Why ?

Hi. If I play the video casette with Philips VR540 VCR. Everything is OK, but video cylinder motor slowly go round. Why, what's happened ? The motor went to bad or motor sensor or servo control ? Can I measure something ? Others are OK.

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Re: Philips VR540 video cylinder motor slowly go round....

Nope, the only thing you can do is make sure the cylinder motor has the proper B+ on it and replace the cylinder motor if the voltage is correct, but to tell you the truth a new unit would most likely be less expensive the a nes cylinder motor. hope this helps. Good Luck

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and he went to the PM webpage,researched it, and fixed it perfectly for $39.00 total. STILL WORKING!
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If you don't want to buy one of the REALLY cheaply made vcrs or DVD/vcr combos that are out now, it worth a little phone time to find
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